Hack Day chairs: Tom Baker and Andra Waagmeester
After three days of paper sessions, panels, workshops, and tutorials, the Hack Day on September 26 will provide an informal space for playing with new technologies, brainstorming new ideas, forming new collaborations, or simply sharing work around your laptop. Everyone is welcome to attend, from researchers and professionals with user requirements to modellers and programmers willing to implement the ideas in code, as well as interested observers. The day will start with short "pitches", then spread out to designated tables that anyone can join. At the end of the day, each table will have an opportunity to show its results.
This year's Hack Day focuses on Application Profiles, FAIR data principles, Wikidata, and Wikibase. An application profile describes the structure and content of metadata for a specific domain or application. The FAIR principles say that data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. Wikidata is the public knowledge graph of the Wikimedia Foundation, which hosts and maintains the almost 300 language versions of Wikipedia. Wikibase is the software stack upon which Wikidata runs and can be downloaded for use in other applications.
In this hackathon, we will explore how to integrate these four concepts -- AP, FAIR, WD and WB -- into a full stack for modern data management and reuse, where application profiles and FAIR data principles define the form of data, Wikidata provides entry to the Linked Data cloud, and Wikibase provides a platform for hosting knowledge graphs.
Please mark your calendar. We are looking forward to your pitches!